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Russell Jacobs

Russell Jacobs is a writer, environmental educator, fisherman, birder, and all-around nature guy from New York City. His writing is focused on the ecologies of urban environments, and has appeared in Slate, Urban Omnibus, the Rockaway Wave, and the Rockaway Times.

Flying Squirrels? NYC’s Got ‘Em

And sometimes, they visit your fire escape.

May 29, 2023

An Ode to Herring, Once NYC’s Most Abundant Fish

Can the city's fabled herring runs return?

February 17, 2023

Meet the Prickly Pear, New York City’s Resilient Native Cactus

Naturally, the prickly pear's success in NYC depends on real estate: "It’s location, location, location."

November 5, 2022